Umeya at Festival Frigiliana Tres Culturas on Friday, 27th of August 2010

Umeya: Wafir Sheikheldin, Salah Sabbagh and Mónica Sade
Umeya will be at the prestigious Festival Frigliana Tres Culturas, in that fantastic enclave, in the Axarquía region of Malaga province, that was one of the ultimate refuge for presence of the Moriscos before their definitive expulsion from Spain and that, nowadays, remembers and claims its history as a call to the understanding between the cultures of the World.

Africa and Near East join in the meeting between the Sudanese Wafir Sheikheldin and the Syrian Salah Sabbagh. Their winding rhythms will be the base for the dancing by the beautiful Mónica Sadeh, technically and expressively virtuosa dancer, specialized in the scene show and the teaching of classic oriental dance and saber dance.

Wafir’s career along his 17 years in Spain has gone through so eclectic experiences like ancient music with Eduardo Paniagua, celtic pop with Hevia, Galician folk with Luar Na Lubre, Castilian folk with La Musgaña, Jewish music with Klezmer Sefardí and Radio Tarifa’s rich fusion, as well as with his own musical project. At the stage his communication ability, his inventiveness, sense of humor and empathy with the audience stand out.

Salah Sabbagh has been a percussionist for more that 30 years, specialized in Eastern instruments, like darbuka, riq and bendir, both playing as dance accompaniment as well as a soloist. During these years he has broaden his sensibility playing also some other traditional styles, like Egiptian and Balcanic, touring all over the Iberian peninsule and America.

Line-up: Wafir Sheikheldin – accordion, ud, viola, percussion, vocals; Salah Sabbagh – darbuka, riq, daf; Mónica Sade – Oriental dance.

Plaza de la Iglesia, Frigiliana (Málaga).
Friday, 27th of August 2010, 20:00
www.festivalfrigiliana3culturas.net

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